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Then-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (left) and President Donald Trump listen as Moncef Slaoui of Operation Warp Speed speaks about the crash program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in the White House Rose Garden in May 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Paid Billions To Get Enough COVID Vaccines Last Fall. What Went Wrong?

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's vaccine, the company delivered fewer doses than its government contract projected. Federal officials say they didn't know why.

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I Can't Get Started Duke Ellington

James Loewen "could clearly illustrate a problem of injustice, often historical but tied to the present, and motivate the reader or listener to want to take action to solve that problem," one of his peers writes. The New Press hide caption

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James Loewen, Author Of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' Dies At 79

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Jason Forthofer, mechanical engineer at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, looks into a fire whirl he generated to demonstrate how fire whirls and fire tornadoes form in wildland fires. Erica Zurek/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Scientists Are Learning More About Fire Tornadoes, The Spinning Funnels Of Flame

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No Sleep Til MTL Potatohead People

Elaine Murphy's home in New Albany, Ind., is lined with family photos of her grandchildren. The president of the school board of the New Albany-Floyd County school district is a life-long educator. Schools were always her safe haven, but things are changing as school boards are tasked with making pandemic-related decisions. Farah Yousry/WFYI hide caption

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She Joined The School Board To Serve Her Community. Now She's In The Crossfire

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Passing Trains George FitzGerald
We Have a Map of the Piano Múm

Then-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (left) and President Donald Trump listen as Moncef Slaoui of Operation Warp Speed speaks about the crash program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in the White House Rose Garden in May 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Paid Billions To Get Enough COVID Vaccines Last Fall. What Went Wrong?

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The logo of NSO Group displayed on a building where the Israeli cybersecurity company previously had offices, in Herzliya, Israel, in 2016. Daniella Cheslow/AP hide caption

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What To Know About The Spying Scandal Linked To Israeli Tech Firm NSO

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Then-President Donald Trump elbow bumps Herschel Walker during a 2020 campaign rally in Atlanta. Walker filed paperwork Tuesday to run for U.S. Senate in the key swing state of Georgia. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Trump Ally Herschel Walker Is Running For U.S. Senate In Georgia

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Moon at Noon Stan Forebee
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Boom Clap Charli XCX

Bob Ross hosted The Joy of Painting for 31 seasons in the 1980s and '90s. He died in 1995. The painter is now the subject of a new documentary, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Netflix hide caption

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Bob Ross Documentary Filmmakers Ran Into Some Happy Little Legal Hurdles

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Lust for Life Iggy Pop

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